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Geothermal & Heat Pump Rebates

Certain Firelands Electric rebate and incentive programs apply only to electric appliances enrolled in the cooperative’s load management program. Members must agree to have a PeakBuster Radio Controlled Switch (RCS) installed on the electric appliance involved. New equipment must be inspected and approved by Firelands’ service technician and a PeakBuster RCS must be installed/tested (at no charge to the member) before any incentive(s) can be issued to the member.

By participating in Firelands’ load management program, the member gives the co-op permission to activate their RCS device during the months of June, July, August, and September on extremely hot/humid days, typically between 2 pm and 6 pm, to avoid high electric demand. Since “peak” power is more expensive to produce, controlling electric water heaters and cooling systems during periods of high demand is an effective way to save money for the co-op and all of its members. Click here for more information on Firelands' load management program.

NOTE: Some electric appliances, including, but not limited to, tankless or on-demand water heaters, solar or heat pump water heaters, ductless heat pumps, air conditioning and HVAC systems that are too old, or those not compatible with Firelands’ load management devices, do not qualify for rebates and incentives associated with load management. (Other rebates are available for some of these appliances. See below for details.)

 

All-Electric GEOTHERMAL system

  • $800 rebate* for installing an all-electric geothermal system with a Cool Returns load management device installed that meets or exceeds Firelands’ standards.
  • Geothermal energy standards: EER 17.1, COP 3.6; Open Loop EER 21.1, COP 4.1
  • $10 monthly bill credit applied to bills due during the months of July, August, September, and October.

 

All-Electric GEOTHERMAL system (communicating)

  • $700 rebate* for installing an all-electric geothermal system that meets or exceeds Firelands’ standards. (Applies only to systems incompatible with Firelands’ PeakBuster load management device.)
  • Geothermal energy standards: EER 17.1, COP 3.6; Open Loop EER 21.1, COP 4.1

 

All-Electric HEAT PUMP system

  • $500 rebate* for installing an all-electric air-source heat pump system with a Cool Returns load management device installed that meets or exceeds Firelands’ energy efficiency standards. The backup heating source must be electric resistance.
  • Air-Source Heat Pump energy standards: Split SEER 15.0, EER 12.5, HSPF 8.5; Package SEER 15.0, EER 12.0, HSPF 8.2
  • $10 monthly bill credit applied to bills due during the months of July, August, September, and October.

 

All-Electric HEAT PUMP system (communicating)

  • $400 rebate* for installing an all-electric air-source heat pump system that meets or exceeds Firelands’ energy efficiency standards. The backup heating source must be electric resistance. (Applies only to systems incompatible with Firelands’ PeakBuster load management device.)
  • Air-Source Heat Pump energy standards: Split SEER 15.0, EER 12.5, HSPF 8.5; Package SEER 15.0, EER 12.0, HSPF 8.2

 

Dual Fuel GEOTHERMAL or HEAT PUMP system

  • $300 rebate* for installing a new or replacement dual-fuel heat pump unit added to any fossil fuel (gas/propane/oil) furnace with a Cool Returns load management device installed that meets or exceeds Firelands’ energy efficiency standard (see above).
  • $10 monthly bill credit applied to bills due during the months of July, August, September, and October.

 

Dual Fuel GEOTHERMAL or HEAT PUMP system (communicating)

  • $200 rebate* for installing a new or replacement dual-fuel heat pump unit added to any fossil fuel (gas/propane/oil) furnace that meets or exceeds Firelands’ energy efficiency standard (see above). (Applies only to systems incompatible with Firelands’ PeakBuster load management device.)

 

All-Electric DUCTLESS or MINI-SPLIT HEAT PUMP system

  • $300 rebate* for installing an all-electric ductless or mini-split heat pump system that meets or exceeds Firelands’ standards.
  • Heat pump energy standards: SEER 15.0


*Firelands' HVAC program rebates and incentives require members to participate in the cooperative load management program by having a PeakBuster Radio Controlled Switch (RCS) installed on the applicable electric appliance (unless otherwise stated in individual rebate’s guidelines). New heat pump and geothermal systems must be installed within the last 12 months to qualify for incentives. A maximum of 2 geothermal and/or heat pump rebates or 3 ductless rebates may be paid per home or facility, per program year (July 1, 2018 – June 15, 2019).


For a complete listing of Firelands' Member Programs, click here.

 

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